VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


May 19, 2017

Route 3 traffic at the Robert O. Norris Bridge between Lancaster and Middlesex counties will be reduced to a single lane on Saturday, May 20, and Monday, May 22 through Friday, May 26

FREDERICKSBURG – Expect brief delays on Route 3 on the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River next week between Lancaster and Middlesex counties as work continues to paint the bridge’s three center spans.

Maintenance repairs underway this week along a 585 foot section of the bridge’s travel surface were completed this morning. Crews finished installing fresh concrete over approximately 5 percent of the bridge’s travel surface.

Daytime lane closures will continue on Saturday, May 20, and on weekdays next week, for a separate bridge painting project. Automated flagging stations will control traffic on the bridge.

Travelers can expect single lane closures on Norris Bridge at the following dates and times, weather permitting:

Saturday, May 20, and Monday, May 22 – Thursday, May 25

  • Single lane closure 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Construction of painting platforms.

Friday, May 26

  • Single lane closure 7 a.m. to noon. Construction of painting platforms.

No lane closures are scheduled on Norris Bridge from noon Friday, May 26, through noon Tuesday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday.

Cleaning and painting the bridge’s center spans will protect its structural steel elements and prevent deterioration and corrosion.

This project will complete a full painting of the Norris Bridge spans. Additional spans were cleaned and painted between 2009-2012.

Additional information on the painting project is available online at the project page on www.VirginiaDOT.org.


Real-time information on the bridge work zone and lane closures will be available on 511Virginia.

Download the  free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.


VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.


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